CG cell animation art
This is the final scene in chapter one of Alpha Shade... We didn't expect it to take this long... There are only two pages left and it's over. We really tried to keep the action moving at the end. The final storyboards had to be redone a number of times. Even the text was flopped around and edited. These pages use our new costum created font "Digital Haggis Pro"
Finally a change to draw something other than sand and tents... It was fun to work on a different atmosphere. The ripples in the water and the rain effects turned out nicely. The fire reflected in the low clouds and water seems to work well with the over all night feel. Some people were confused by Laura's darker colored hair. We used one of her darker shadow colors to give it a wet, dark look.This page and part of page 81 are a small preview of what's to come in the next 11 chapters.
Effects like the water dripping up, the handgun disappearing, and the panthers turning to smoke were added in order to clearly illustrate that this scene is a dream and not a flash back. The change in text bubble style was suppose to symbolize Grey's intrusion into her subconscious. The transition of the panther into Grey in frame two really turned out nicely.
Leyna and Osvka appear on the ridge of the command post. This page is full of dust and smoke effects. They seem to add depth to the page. Having another squad entering the scene in the last two frames wasn't in the script, but I thought it world add more suspense to the final scene.
The squad enters the command post not knowing the Flyer has appeared on the ridge.The blood effects are a combination of Photoshop pngs and flash.
This page has a whole lot of little tiny people running around and if you don't visit the flash version and zoom in on the details, I've just wasted my time.
After shooting up the newly arrived squad, Leyna turns her attention to her real target, Laura. The firing effects in frame 3 turned out well, and the sound effects add a bit to the action. There's also a neat blur effect on the rifle in the fourth frame.
Lenya charges the thin ring of men protecting Laura. It took quite a while to get this page out... This page is the first page that features the new "Digital Haggis Pro" Font. Joe will be going back into the pages and replacing the hated comics sans for the printed version.
I tried a new panel type for this page. I think it turned out okay. I like the way the center panel turned out, I was worried that the Flyer wouldn't come off right... The page was delayed for 3 days because a virus too out our main computer and it had to be completely reformatted...
This was a hard page to pull off... I really like how panel 3 turned out and Laura's fear of losing her precious watch come through well. I wasn't sure if the last two frames were going to work, with the size difference between Ivan and the cat, but I think in end, it blends well together. The font is still being edited, but it's pretty close to finished.
Just 2 more pages and the chapter is done... no more tents or flyers or biplanes or orange colors, no more remembering where the damn sun is supposed to be in every shot or what direction is what .. wheeew -_- Chapter two is going to be completely different, I'm really looking forward to it.
One more page and the chapter's over... I really like how this page turned out. The bottom frame is almost all done in flash, only the mist and clouds are done in Photoshop. We spent an extra four hours on drawing plants and grass, but it was worth the extra effort. If you check out the flash version, you can zoom in and read the text on the laptop.
This is the final page in Chapter One. There were some specific things I wanted portrayed on this page, the colors of the sunset, the trees and the Peru like rocky hills. We'll be going back into the comic and retouching up the pages for print over the next few weeks.
wow, i'm surprised to see the people behind alpha shade here. i've been following the story for a long time, but so much is going on that it's hard to understand what's going on. It hasn't stopped me though, i like the art and i'll probably end up reading over chapter one again now that it's finished. keep up the good work.
This is a forum about drawing, NOT showing off artwork. Also, we don't allow people to advertise themselves in the forums. Sell a couple extrat-shirts and pay for a banner.
Closing the thread.